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Bianca Ifeoma Chigbu

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Fort Hare

Bianca Chigbu holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Work and Economics at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Her thesis circles on technological domination and the future of workers in the labour market in the face of automation. She sees it necessary to understand robotics in the labour process, its alignment to the economy and skill revolution, its evolution, and the developmental implications in society. She taught courses in research methodology in sociology, introduction to sociology, sociology of development, industrial relations, urban sociology and supervised 24 honours mini-dissertation in the human settlement department at the University of Fort Hare.
Bianca has also been working as a research assistant in the Department of Sociology. She also received her BSocSc in Human Resource Management and further completed a Master in Sociology of Education and Work - a study titled: employment-readiness of four cohorts of prospective university graduates. Her research interests include labor relations, sustainable development, education, innovation, equality, and just transitions. She is flexible to engage in a range of other research interests that will drive social good and socioeconomic change.


2020-2021 Time on Task Lecturer, University of Fort Hare


  • 2016–2020
    Dr, University of Fort Hare